GRAY – The public is invited to the Maine Wildlife Park Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10, for the fourth annual Native American Honor The Animals Pow Pow. The family event, well attended by area Native Americans, most in full native regalia, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days.

There will be Native American drumming and dancing demonstrations, craft vendors, singers and traditional foods. Representatives of the Maine Abenaki, MicMac and Passamaquoddy tribes will be in attendance as vendors and as presenters, Native Americans from New Hampshire and Massachusetts are expected to participate as well.

The Maine Wildlife Park’s bald eagle, great horned owlet and red tailed hawk will be a part of the grand entry each day.

Proceeds from the Native American Honor The Animals Pow Pow will go toward new wildlife exhibits at the park on Route 26.

Regular park admission fees will be charged. They are $6 for ages 13-60; $4.50 for ages 61+; $4 for ages 4-12; children under age 3, free; and $3 per person for groups of 15 or more. Native dancers in regalia will be admitted to the park free on these two days only. The event will be held rain or shine.

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